Many of us have a very negative relationship with money. We’ve heard our whole lives that it’s “the root of all evil.” Is it really?
We feel guilty for wanting it and for having it. This is a battle I’ve fought in my own life. We need to let it go.
It’s true money is the basis for many evil actions in the world. Its pursuit manifests greed, selfishness, even war and exploitation. Those are actions of human minds and human hearts.
Money itself is simply a means of exchange. Since all exchanges are really exchanges of energy. Money is a means of exchanging measured amounts of energy.
The same hearts and minds that use it to commit the evil acts mentioned above can use it exchange enormous good. You can use it ethically both to help others and appropriate an abundant lifestyle during your time here on Earth.
You’re not less spiritual or ethical for wanting that or achieving it.
Perhaps there is a better way to exchange energy than money and perhaps one day human civilization will find it and adopt it.
For now, money is the means of having the experiences and the things that make life enjoyable.
We’re all familiar with other aphorisms. The best things in life are free and money can’t buy love or happiness. True enough. I’m not suggesting an adoration for money or elevating it above what it deserves. Rather, I’m suggesting that spending your life at war with it only serves to deny you a life you can have and certainly deserve.
LOVE this quote by Jake Ducey! It sums us of power money gives us to do good.
Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!
You can go to the ocean with a teaspoon or a bucket. The ocean doesn’t care.
Reverend Ike was using the ocean as a metaphor for God or the Universe in this fantastic quote. How do you feel about being prosperous? How do you feel about having the comforts you want?
There are many people who are scandalized by the teachings of people like the late Reverend Ike or Joel Osteen. It’s unholy to want things and to openly talk about it. It’s unholy to ask God for abundance. There are a lot us, including me for many years, who believed it was somehow “unspiritual” to seek material well-being. Only it’s not.
I spent many years suffering in this mindset and there are I times I still battle it. A lot of us have spent our lives trying to bring the ocean’s bounty into our lives one teaspoonful at a time. It’s exhausting and unnecessary. Bring a bucket! Bring a tub! God or the Universe, as you prefer, is not limited. There’s no annual budget like a government. There’s plenty for everyone.
Power Hack:How do you get what you want?
You have to be very clear what you want. Some of you will remember the days before pushbutton car radios that automatically go to the next station. As you manually tuned between stations, there was static if you weren’t right on a station. You’ve got to tune into the “station” of what you want. Otherwise, your lack of clarity will just yield static.
Get it in your mind. Once you know what you want, firmly fix it in your mind. “Thoughts become things,” as Mike of Notes from the Universe has famously said.
Write it down. Our minds are imperfect carriers of our goals. They can lose focus or forget. Write down your clear goal and keep it with you everywhere.
Support it with positive thoughts and action. Positive thoughts are like fuel. If you have no rocket, you won’t reach the atmosphere. Action is like a rocket with no fuel. You’ll never get off the ground. Support your goal with empowered thoughts and inspired action.
Get as many senses involved as possible. If your goal is tangible, take opportunities to experience what you want before you have it. Feel it, smell, taste it, see it. hear it. Scientific fact: your brain doesn’t know the difference between high sensory inputs and the real thing.
You were not made to squeak by and feel guilty for doing that. You were not made to watch others achieve their dreams, while you still struggle for yours. I’m not saying there’s not patience and hard work involved. There is. I am saying, though, you were made to flourish.
Homework: I want you to go to the dictionary right now and look up the word flourish. Once you’ve absorbed its meaning, commit yourself to creating a life for yourself and for your loved ones that could be described as flourishing.
As always, I am deeply appreciative of you taking a few minutes to read the blog. I hope you came away with something that spoke to you today. If so, please share, like, comment, and subscribe.
Abundance has a wide variety of meanings to different people. I encourage you to determine what this idea means to you and focus your efforts on achieving that. I promise you this. Whatever you may have heard, there is MORE than enough to go around and there’s plenty of your kind of abundance waiting for you to claim it.
In the mean time, here are 15 new ABUNDANCE affirmations to help you along the way.
I AM the abundance I want to see in my life.
I AM heir to an abundant universe. Today I claim my inheritance.
WHATEVER I need ALWAYS comes my way.
I AM more abundant than ever before.
I deserve to be abundant.
My abundant life is seeking me right now.
I AM like gravity to money.
I AM like gravity to health.
I AM like gravity to happiness.
I ALWAYS have plenty to eat.
I ALWAYS have a warm bed at night.
I ALWAYS have the money I need to meet my obligations.
I ALWAYS have the money I need to enjoy life.
There IS enough. There IS enough. There is ALWAYS enough.
My life IS what I make of it and I choose to make it an abundant place to be.
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